Fuel bottle/Fuel tank idea

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by taddthewadd, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. taddthewadd

    taddthewadd New Member

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    I got the idea for this from Silverbear in another thread but he used copper fittings and altered it a bit. This is a stainless steel water bottle purchased at Ross for 5 dollars. You can also get these at Target and other stores. Then I bought the brass parts at Lowe's. There are two parts. One is a male 3/4" pipe thread to 3/4" garden hose male adapter. The second part is a hose cap. The reason for changing out the plastic cap is so it will be fuel proof.

    This will work well for a fuel bottle to carry extra fuel with you.
     

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    GoFastBicycles New Member

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    Very clean.

    Adam
     
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    chainmaker New Member

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    Great...Very nice indeed, I will be doing one of these for My cruiser.
    Cheers
    Chainmaker
     
  4. taddthewadd

    taddthewadd New Member

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    I forgot to mention that I used a very thin strip of teflon tape to seal the threads. The reason it was a thin strip is so it is only in the treads and none is in the bottle where fuel can get to it. I am also going to soak the rubber washer in the cap in gas to see how it holds up and if it doesn't I am going to look for one that will at an auto store or lawn mower shop.
     
  5. Kevlarr

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    Actually I just use the bottle as is other then putting a better O-ring on the cap.

    If you can find them get the orange colored hose washers, they're made out of gasket material not rubber or plastic like the black or greens ones. Home Depot carries the orange washers in where the plumbing fittings are.

    Also, don't use the white plumber's tape, get the yellow tape for gas pipe.
     
  6. taddthewadd

    taddthewadd New Member

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    Will do, thanks Kevlarr
     

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